Driven by our LITE philosophy, we are elevating the management of our supply chain responsibly in many aspects from sourcing raw material, strictly managing chemicals for production, to reducing water, energy, and chemical usage during the manufacturing processes.


While meeting LWG criteria for purchasing raw materials, we are pleased to announce an even more stringent sourcing protocol under the framework of LITE. Focusing on the sustainable use of natural resources, accountability in the supply chain and the fair and ethical treatment of animals, the LITE Sourcing concept covers the purchases of cattlehides, as well as chemicals, packaging, and other materials and assets.


By implementing more responsible sourcing practices in our facilities, together with our suppliers, we can bring a positive social and environmental impact to the communities with which we work. This also allows our customers to ensure their leather sourcing adheres to the highest standard of animal welfare, ethical and environmentally sustainable practices.


Traceability Map

Sourcing Policy for Cattle Hides

In collaboration with the University of Wisconsin Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment (SAGE), our hide sourcing policy aligns with the European Union Deforestation Regulation (EUDR) and sets a new standard for the industry in combating deforestation, conversion, and promoting human rights within our supply chain. It defines strict guidelines for material procurement, particularly focusing on sourcing bovine hides. We require that all hides come from animals raised on ranches unconnected to deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon biome.


 Click Here to View the Full Policy 

Greener Pastures™
Greener Pastures™

What is Greener Pastures™?


As part of LITE Sourcing, Greener Pastures™ is specifically developed for cattle hides following a strict set of protocols and requirements surrounding animal welfare and traceability:


  • All hides in the program are traceable to the farm or ranch by lot with full transparency and documentation
  • Responsible animal welfare based upon USDA Humane Handling program protocols
  • Raised with no added hormones or antibiotics
  • Animals are fed a 100% vegetarian diet without animal by-products

 To download the Greener Pastures™ Protocol 


Featured products of Greener Pastures™:


  • Footwear Leather
  • Luxury Leather


What makes Greener Pastures™ special?


Greener Pastures™ is the key to close the traceability loophole:


  • Enhanced traceability to source
  • Good availability of material to support large scale programs
  • Moderate price premium

 To download “Why Greener Pastures™” for more information 


Chemical Management

We partner with our suppliers to eliminate or significantly reduce the chemicals that are known or suspected to be harmful from the supply chain, in order to ensure safety and lower environmental impact for all of our products, all of our customers, at all times.

Sustainable Packaging

We are taking steps to sustainable packaging in order to reduce the environmental impact and ecological footprint. For example, we have replaced traditional plastic packaging with biodegradable bags, helping us to reduce up to 3.6 tons of plastic from the environment.